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torrent
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Moby Dick
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  • Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents’ beds, unerringly I rush!
  • A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
  • Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume.
  • So that when at last the jerking harpoon drew out, and the towing whale sideways vanished; then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal, as if from some mountain torrent we had slid into a serene valley lake.

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  • Don’t let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Her words come out in a torrent, as if she’s been hoarding them all for this moment.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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